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Artist of the Month: Amaya Mitchell

Hollie Chiao and Jack Stefanski

March 22, 2018

Think back to middle school music class. For most, memories of an awkwardly quiet choir class or band instruments playing out of tune flood your brain. But some choose to express themselves through their instruments. Instead of the typical student grudgingly picking up a clarinet or trumpet, senior Am...

924 Gilman

Kailee Correll and Gabe Cohen

March 22, 2018

Deep in the neighborhood of West Berkeley, sandwiched between an auto repair shop and a Krav Maga studio lies a sacred piece of punk rock history known as 924 Gilman Street. It was home to the East Bay punk scene in the early 90s, and bands such as Green Day, Rancid and Operation Ivy all got their sta...

Down the Rabbit Hole

Hollie Chiao, Jaime Furlong, and Mattie Orloff

January 26, 2018

For the last 64 years, Playboy Enterprises has been branded by many as misogynistic for objectifying the women displayed on its sprawling pages, known as the Playboy Bunnies. Women pressured to satisfy the ideals of physical standards seem to serve a thinning number of people as the 21st century sets ...

Bridge the Gap

Ben Rapperport and Ryan Gwyn

January 26, 2018

We grow up on a path. We go to school, get good grades, go to a good college, get good grades there, get a job and live happily ever after. This is how we have been told to live a fulfilling and successful life, but what if this isn’t the only formula for success? Graduating after four years of ...

Is it worth it?

Charlotte Cheng

January 26, 2018

In the 19th and 20th centuries, fashion designer brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Dior have succeeded in changing the way that fashion is used to express emotion, personality, individuality and taste. These upscale brands have been promoted by fashion magazines, celebrities and fashion shows...

Open Mic Comedy Club

Lia Salvatierra and Isabel Hadly

January 26, 2018

I. OPENING The struggles associated with one of the leading debilitative forms of disease, mental illness, procures the stage for the intersection of intellect, creativity and art in the form of humor. Comedy arises when uncommon connections about the world are made, and laughter can come from see...

Up in Smoke

Charlotte Amsbough, Katie Look, and Alexis Pisco

January 26, 2018

We’ve turned our back on Big Tobacco. Why haven’t we turned on e-cigarettes?

Glass Pumpkins

Emily Filter and Claire Moley

January 18, 2018

The largest Glass Pumpkin Patch in Northern California takes place in our very own city: Palo Alto. Glass Pumpkins are created through the process of glassblowing and come in a variety of sizes and colors. This annual event is located at the Art Center and is open two days a year from 10am to 5pm. Scatt...

Artist of the Month: Sam Cook

Charlotte Amsbaugh

January 18, 2018

Three a.m., in front of a glowing computer screen surrounded by towering speakers, the junior sits writing a script that will most likely never leave his bedroom. This is a glimpse into the life of student film-maker Sam Cook. Cook began making videos with friends in elementary school, and since ...

Teaching for the world

Alexis Pisco and Grace Rowell

January 18, 2018

As the appeal of the conventional teaching methods begins to fade, many teachers find themselves favoring student-centered and philosophical educating practices. Essentially, philosophical thought in educational circumstances contains more than just rote memorization, which is commonly exhibited in ...

Young Love

Claire Moley, Gigi Tierney, and Lia Salvatierra

January 18, 2018

Kids are unique in the way they think about love; the value and complexity of love develops as kids move through the stages of childhood and begin associating love with memories and feelings of connection rather than external objects. One quality that makes kids so wide-eyed and innocent is their ability t...